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  1. Papua New Guinea National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS, 2006-2010

    The government's National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV/AIDS, 2004-2008 is the second National Plan succeeding the Medium Term Plan (1998-2002). Over the past fifteen years, the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Papua New Guinea (PNG) reached significant heights calling for renewed energies and directions to contain a fast spreading epidemic. PNG has recently been declared the fourth country in the Asia-Pacific region with a generalised epidemic. The National Strategic Plan places priority on seven focus areas : 1. Treatment, counselling, care and support; 2. Education and prevention; 3. …

  2. Independent review group on HIV/AIDS. Report from an assessment visit 27 August - 9 September 2008

    The Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) has endorsed a National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV and AIDS 2006 to 2010. An annual planning exercise for the implementation of the NSP is undertaken each year which aims to bring stakeholders together into one planning cycle. The outcome of the process is intended to be an approved GoPNG HIV Development Budget and Plan for the coming year containing details of funded activities to support NSP implementation. …

  3. HIV/AIDS management and prevention act 2003

    The HIV/AIDS Management and Prevention Act 2003 was passed in 2003; its main purpose is to manage and provide avenues towards prevention and spread of HIV/AIDS. The objectives of the act are : 1. protect the privacy; liberty and mobility rights of persons infected or affected by HIV/AIDS; 2. provide an atmosphere where persons are encouraged to go in for voluntary testing and post-test counseling and support services; 3. prevents mandatory HIV testing; 4. safeguards confidentiality; 5. empowers an affected person to seek redress from the Courts; 6. …

  4. Advocacy intervention package: prevention of HIV/AIDS among young people

    This publication is prepared by Aidcom with the assistance from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) under the Regional Project on Advocacy for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Young People in Asia and the Pacific. This Advocacy Intervention Package has been designed for Programme Managers who wish to understand what evidence-based advocacy is. It helps them to define, develop and implement an advocacy strategy, as well as talks about how to join forces with others with similar concerns. The Advocacy Package consists of five Chapters. …

  5. Potential economic impacts of an HIV/AIDS epidemic in Papua New Guinea

    This study explores the potential economic impact of HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea (PNG). It focuses on the macroeconomic and sectoral impacts for PNG if an epidemic should followalong the path of selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The results demonstrate the potential for HIV/AIDS to exacerbate poverty in PNG.

  6. Papua New Guinea national strategic plan on HIV/AIDS 2004-2008

    The overall goal of the National Strategic Plan for Papua New Guinea is: To reduce the HIV prevalence in the general population to below one percent by 2008, improve care for those infected, and minimize the social and economic impact of the epidemic on individuals, families and communities.Goals that pertain to each of the focal areas are:1. Treatment, counselling, care and support: To decrease morbidity and mortality from HIV-related illness, improve the quality of lives of people living with HIV, and encourage access to VCT.2. …

  7. HIV/AIDS policy for the national education system of Papua New Guinea

    This Policy applies to all students, teachers, lecturers, teacher trainers, trainee teachers, managers (including Boards of Management, Boards of Governors and Governing Councils), administrators, and professional, support and ancillary staff at all levels of the national education system. The policy can also be used as a guide for other education institutions and schools outside the national education system. …

  8. HIV/AIDS School-based Education in Selected Asia-Pacific Countries

    This paper describes findings from a recent UNAIDS-funded study of how education systems in selected countries in East Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific are responding to HIV/AIDS-related education. Data were collected by means of postal questionnaire and key informant interviews in Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Vietnam.Sources of information varied but included ministries, non-governmental organisations and other interested bodies. …

  9. Female sex worker HIV prevention projects: lessons learnt from Papua New Guinea, India and Bangladesh

    The importance of designing and implementing successful targeted interventions for sex workers as part of HIV prevention and control cannot be over-emphasised. In almost every country, sex workers comprise a focal point of the epidemic. They are the victims of discrimination, often violently intense, trafficking, legal persecution and societal ambivalence as well as one of the first occupational groups to become heavily infected. The infection passes from sex workers back to their clients and into the general population of women, men and children. One of the clearest public health lessons emerging from the HIV pandemic is that protecting the human rights of sex workers is an important means of prevention.

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